Cue the guy from the Thomas Dolby song....SCIENCE!
I've been reading up on the homemade aftershave business here, and I thought I'd try my hand at this. I used other posts of formulas as guides, and came up with a basic blend for my first try:
1 part Thayer's original witch hazel
1 part aloe vera gel for the first try
6-8 drops of peppermint EO
Not bad, although I won't know for sure until my shave tomorrow. I tried it with just a face washing and it seems to be ok. I think I'd add more witch hazel and less aloe gel on the next batch.
Any suggestions from other AS brewers?
On a side note, I must say that Thayer's WH beats the pants off Dickinson's. I bought the original and the lavender and I love both!